Kennel ManagerIris Tracy
Iris joined our boarding staff in February 2001. She has a wonderful husband, 2 fine sons, and 3 beautiful grandchildren. Iris lives on a farm where they raise cattle and horses. Her best times are spent there with her family and friends. Iris enjoys reading and baking in her spare time. She has an Australian Shepherd named Rowdy, who is a great help on the farm. She also has several cats including 2 orange tabbies, Jack and Jill, and calico named Jamberry.
"I have always loved animals and have had the great pleasure of working in a place where animals are truly cared for. For the last 13 years at VCA Old Mill Pet Inn, I also feel fortunate to have gotten to know many of our clients. They are a big part of why I do what I do."
Kennel SupervisorKeri Adkins
Keri started at VCA Catoosa Animal Hospital over 10 years ago. She took some breaks during that time, but rejoined our team in 2008. She has worked as a receptionist, veterinary assistant, kennel assistant, and currently works as a kennel supervisor at our boarding kennel, VCA Old Mill Pet Inn. Keri lives close by with her husband, Adam, and 3 beautiful children. She also has 2 labs, Sadie and Brody. Sadie is the cuddler while Brody is always into mischief. Her 4 cats, Captain, Midnight, Butterscotch, and Roo are included in the furry family as well. Keri enjoys spending quality time with her family and you can find them at the pool or camping during the summer months. She also enjoys reading and hanging out with friends.
"I've worked at both the hospital and the kennel. Both sides are rewarding, but I really enjoy the kennel most because we get the fun side of working with animals. Many of our boarders enjoy their stay and we get to have fun with them while they are here. I've always been an animal lover and truly adore the people and animals I get to work with."
Kennel SupervisorTiffany De La Garza
Tiffany joined our team at VCA Old Mill Pet Inn in August 2009. She and her family are from Tuscon, AZ. They relocated to Ringgold, GA in 2004. Tiffany has 3 teenage boys and has a baby girl, Adrianna, born in August 2013. She also shares her home with 2 pitbulls, Boo Boo and Stunner. Tiffany and her family loves to swim, barbeque and watch movies.
"I am an animal lover and love the fact that they are all different with individual personalities."
Kennel AssistantDaniel Bishop
Daniel joined our boarding staff in June 2011. He graduated from Ridgeland High School in 2011. Daniel has a Beagle, Essence, and an orange tabby, Mew. He enjoys playing guitar and is an avid gamer. He has also volunteered at the Chattanooga Zoo.
"I've always enjoyed being around animals, even as a small child."
Kennel AssistantJessica Brogdon
Jessica joined our boarding team at VCA Old Mill Pet Inn in May 2012. She is the oldest of 9 children. Jessica was married in June 2012 and recently had a little boy, Will, who is the highlight of every day. Jessica also has 2 furry pals, a Golden Retriever named Riley, and a tabby cat named Keevy. In her free time, she enjoys running.
"I love animals and I love people. This job has me taking care of both!"
Kennel AssistantErica Cochran
Erica joined our boarding staff in April 2005. She has 2 dogs, Gypsy and Droopy. Erica loves to swim, go snorkeling, and hanging out at the beach.
"I love animals and I like to meet new people."
Kennel AssistantRuthann Nielson
Ruthann joined our team in August 2001. She is our bather and keeps the dogs and cats looking and smelling wonderful! Ruthann is married with 3 kids and 2 grandsons. She has 2 cats, Swiffer and Luna, a dog, Rylee, and 2 horses, Dolly and Doc.
"I love animals and enjoy the interaction with them and their people every day."
Kennel AssistantMegan Sheets
Megan joined our boarding staff in July 2013. She has lived in Chattanooga, TN her entire life and is the oldest of 3 children. Megan has always worked with animals in some way and has volunteered at a veterinary hospital and rescue groups. In her spare time she enjoys participating in art related activities and spending time with friends. Megan has 2 cats, Truly and Marley, and 2 dogs, Piper and Charlie.
"I have grown up around animals and have developed a love for them. I feel comfortable working around them and always enjoy the experience."
Kennel AssistantKeely Westra
Keely joined our boarding staff in July 2011 as a kennel assistant. She loves old music and movies and can usually be found singing a tune or quizzing her team members on old movie facts. Keely has an orange tabby named Garfield. Her favorite quote is a verse in the Bible: Philippians 4:19-"My God shall supply all your needs."
"I love animals and I also love people. I have always wanted to work with both and this has been a great opportunity." "Carpe Diem!"